Japanese Politics

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The Japanese Empire has several major parties

  • Socialist Party - The oldest still-existing party in Japan, they have moderated considerably from their earlier radicalism. They are anti-military, internationalist, in favor of a weakened Emperor, in favor of strong government control of business, strong supporters of civil rights, and generally in favor of personal freedoms.
  • Corean Nationalist Party - Based in Corea, believes that the throne of Corea should be restored to the Chosen Dynasty, and that full independance should be returned to Corea.
  • Liberal Party - In favor of government regulation of business and civil rights. They are similar to the Socialists, and are frequently allied with them. The main difference is that the Liberals are moderately militaristic and in favor of a moderately powerful Emperor.
  • Democratic Party - Pro-business, in favor of a weak Emperor, believes in assimilating Ezo and Lùquiù, but in favor of retaining Corea's distinctness, moderately centralist, moderately internationalist, supporters of civil rights and personal freedoms. In recent years, they have become supportive of a Corean restoration or establishment of a Corean Viceroy. Party president is Amagawa Hoxi.
  • Confederationist Party - In favor of strong local autonomy at the province level and small national government. Supportive also of a Corean Viceroy. They are largely neutral on most social issues, believing those to be best dealt with by local governments. Internationalist. Party President is Pak Ol-Uañ
  • Yamato Party - A nationalist party, in favor of greater centralization of the Empire (including the elimination of Corea, Ezo, and Lùquiù as distinct entities), militaristic, in favor of a moderately strong Emperor, pro-business, in favor of extending control over former colonies, and distrustful of minorities and individualists. Believes it's Japan's destiny to be a world leader. Party President is Canada Aqui. Sometimes said to be the oldest party, if one counts predecessor parties.
  • Enlightened Government Party - A Nitxiren Buddhist party. In favor of the establishment of a Buddhist theocracy. Generally quite conservative on social issues and distrustful of popular sovreignty. Centralist and moderately internationlist. Believes it's Japan's destiny and duty to be a world leader. Their leaders dream of the establishment of a worldwide Buddhist theocracy centered on Japan. A perpeptual minor party, rarely possessing more than 20 seats
  • Sonxintò (Reverance for the Gods Party) - Xinto-based party. Moderately internationalist, anti-military. A loose coallition of various religious interests. Generally pro-Civil Rights, but moderately conservative on moral issues. Believes in "peace and harmony at home and abroad"
Seats by Party (2005-)
Ruling coalition in bold
PartySeatsChange from 2001
Democratic312+25
Confederationist102+4
Socialist81-1
Liberal65+3
Corean Nationalist22+9
Yamato20-15
Sonxintò11-12
Enlightened Government7-13
Seats by Party (2001-2004)
Ruling coalition in bold
PartySeats
Democratic287
Confederationist98
Socialist82
Liberal62
Yamato35
Sonxintò23
Enlightened Government20
Corean Nationalist13

The current Prime Minister, Amagawa Hoxi, is from the Democratic Party, which works with the Liberal Party to form a ruling coallition.

Some notable parties of the past

  • Reverance for the Emperor Party (Sonnòtò) - In favor of a very strong Emperor, and weakened Coccai. Anti-Western and isolationist. Very conservative in social matters. Finally dissolved in Saisei 47 (1998), merging with Sonxintò
  • People's Party of Japan - Formerly a legitimate political party, now a terrorist group
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